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Island Outfitters, which was ravaged by a fire in early January, will be re-opening in a new location on the West Shore this fall. (Facebook/Island Outfitters)

Island Outfitters moves to View Royal this fall

Closed after a fire to start 2020, outdoors business takes over old electronics site

Island Outfitters, which was ravaged by a fire in early January, will be re-opening in a new location on the West Shore this fall. (Facebook/Island Outfitters)
View Royal teen inspired by pandemic creates thermal camera from scratch

View Royal teen inspired by pandemic creates thermal camera from scratch

14-year-old plans to make 10 touchless hand sanitizers for schools

View Royal teen inspired by pandemic creates thermal camera from scratch
BC Ambulance and View Royal Fire Rescue responded to a critically-injured young male at Thetis Lake on Wednesday evening. Fire Chief Paul Hurst says he repeats the same warning every year, asking the public to avoid the cliffs and be safe around the lake. (Courtesy of Adam Evans)

View Royal fire chief frustrated by Thetis Lake accidents

‘You’re rolling the dice every time you jump off,’ chief says

BC Ambulance and View Royal Fire Rescue responded to a critically-injured young male at Thetis Lake on Wednesday evening. Fire Chief Paul Hurst says he repeats the same warning every year, asking the public to avoid the cliffs and be safe around the lake. (Courtesy of Adam Evans)
The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)

CRD warns of toxic algae bloom at Prior Lake

Visitors advised to avoid swimming in lake, keep pets out of water

The CRD has issued a warning about a blue-green algae bloom in Prior Lake at Thetis Lake Regional Park. (AP Photo/Haraz N. Ghanbari, File)
A serious crash in View Royal on Sunday sent several people to hospital. (Courtesy of Paul Hurst)

RCMP investigates serious weekend crash in View Royal

Two drivers and one passenger sent to hospital Sunday

A serious crash in View Royal on Sunday sent several people to hospital. (Courtesy of Paul Hurst)
Two View Royal families stood outside the Victoria General Hospital on March 19 to thank hospital staff for their work during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)

View Royal families thank hospital staff working through COVID-19 with colourful signs

‘I teared up, honestly, I was so touched,’ Victoria General Hospital nurse says

Two View Royal families stood outside the Victoria General Hospital on March 19 to thank hospital staff for their work during the COVID-19 outbreak. (Photo courtesy Dorothy Chambers)
One driver was sent to hospital after striking a pole on Burnside Road West early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
One driver was sent to hospital after striking a pole on Burnside Road West early Tuesday morning. (Black Press Media file photo)
Angela Hanes has launched a petition to stop BC Transit from building a handyDART facility in the Craigflower Creek area nearby her home in View Royal. Her petition has amassed 1,000 signatures in the past week. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Petition aims to stop handyDART facility from being built in View Royal

‘Save Craigflower Creek’ has gathered over 1,000 signatures within a week

Angela Hanes has launched a petition to stop BC Transit from building a handyDART facility in the Craigflower Creek area nearby her home in View Royal. Her petition has amassed 1,000 signatures in the past week. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Four Mile House Restaurant in View Royal will be re-opening on Jan. 20, after a structure fire left significant damage back in October 2019. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)

Following extensive fire damage, Four Mile Pub re-opens Monday

Restaurant feels ‘clean and refreshed’, according to spokesperson

Four Mile House Restaurant in View Royal will be re-opening on Jan. 20, after a structure fire left significant damage back in October 2019. (Aaron Guillen/News Staff)
Construction is underway on a new bike park at View Royal Park. (Photo courtesy of the Town of View Royal)

View Royal rolling out new bike park

Park to open later this summer

  • Jul 12, 2019
Construction is underway on a new bike park at View Royal Park. (Photo courtesy of the Town of View Royal)
(Black Press Media file photo)

Unattended cooking causes fire in Songhees Nation home

Two people treated for injuries, one transported to hospital Monday evening

(Black Press Media file photo)
Lindsay Critchley holds the Secchi disk she lowered off her property to check the Portage Inlet’s turbidity. (Swikar Oli/News staff)

View Royal residents, council concerned about runoff in Portage Inlet

View Royal council wants more responsibility from upstream neighbours, development

Lindsay Critchley holds the Secchi disk she lowered off her property to check the Portage Inlet’s turbidity. (Swikar Oli/News staff)
1961 Jaguar Roadster is Classic Car Heaven

1961 Jaguar Roadster is Classic Car Heaven

Realtor David Moisik finds West Shore roads perfect for cruising

  • Jan 24, 2019
1961 Jaguar Roadster is Classic Car Heaven
The new Therapeutic Recovery Community will be housed in the former Choices Transitional Housing site in View Royal. (Grant McKenzie/Our Place)

Our Place’s addiction recovery community opening Friday in View Royal

The Therapeutic Recovery Community aims to break the cycle of homelessness

  • Oct 25, 2018
The new Therapeutic Recovery Community will be housed in the former Choices Transitional Housing site in View Royal. (Grant McKenzie/Our Place)
Tent city campers moved to Woodwynn Farms on the Saanich Peninsula Saturday and 10 members were arrested. (Hugo Wong/News staff)

Mayor David Screech says Camp Namegans has run its course

Break-in on private property in View Royal linked to homeless campers

  • Oct 23, 2018
Tent city campers moved to Woodwynn Farms on the Saanich Peninsula Saturday and 10 members were arrested. (Hugo Wong/News staff)
Pickup catches fire near View Royal Elementary

Pickup catches fire near View Royal Elementary

Early morning fire causes traffic delays on Helmcken Road

  • Oct 2, 2018
Pickup catches fire near View Royal Elementary
Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)

Victoria General Hospital reopens operating rooms ahead of schedule after flood damage

Four delivery and four operating rooms were affected by a broken water valve

Victoria General Hospital (Google Maps image)
A sign at View Royal Park was removed after it was discovered a quick response code redirected to a porn site. (Photo courtesy of Keith Davies)

View Royal Park sign taken down after glitch redirects to pornographic website

Resident looking to learn more about workout equipment discovered the problem code

A sign at View Royal Park was removed after it was discovered a quick response code redirected to a porn site. (Photo courtesy of Keith Davies)
Body found at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Body found at Thetis Lake Regional Park

Police confirm missing View Royal woman Debra Evans-Hayes has been found

Body found at Thetis Lake Regional Park
Debra Evans-Hayes, 48, was last seen on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)

Crews search Thetis Lake Park for missing View Royal woman

Limited details surrounding 48-year-old’s disappearance

Debra Evans-Hayes, 48, was last seen on Wednesday. (Photo courtesy of West Shore RCMP)